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PhotoDeluxe home edition 4 for Windows
Alspach, Jennifer.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley, Calif. : Peachpit Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
xi, 204 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Includes index.
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T385 .A462 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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At home or at the office, Adobe PhotoDeluxe makes photo manipulation a simple and fun endeavor, thanks to its friendly user interface and host of templates and guided activities. The same could be said for PhotoDeluxe Home Edition 4 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide, which covers all the basics, as well as more advanced topics such as creating special effects and using filters, in the proven Visual QuickStart style. Follow the books clear, step-by-step instructions and plentiful screenshots, and youll be creating professional-looking effects in no time--even if youve never used PhotoDeluxe before. If youre upgrading from an earlier version of the software, take advantage of the tabbed, visual format to go directly to detailed coverage of the topics you need to know to step up to the newest version. In this edition, youll learn how to import images from a variety of sources, optimize images for the Web and send them via email, reduce problems such as moire patterns and image graininess, and even create panoramas and multimedia presentations of photos, complete with sound and animation. Platform: WIN

Author Notes

Ted Alspach is considered one of the industry's leading experts on graphics and desktop publishing, and has been a featured speaker at several conferences, including MacWorld Expo, Seybold Seminars, and the 1996 Adobe Internet Conferences, where he spoke on Acrobat. He is the author of several books, including MacWorld Illustrator 6 Bible (IDG), The Complete Idiot's Guide to Photoshop (Que), and The Complete Idiot's Guide to QuarkXpress (Que).

Table of Contents

I The Basics
1 Getting Started
What is PhotoDeluxe?
System Requirements
Starting and Exiting PhotoDeluxe
2 PhotoDeluxe Fundamentals
Understanding the World of Graphics
Understanding Scanners, Photo-CDs, and Digital Cameras
Scanning Images
Using Sample Images and Clip Art
Learning the PhotoDeluxe Interface
Following Guided Activities
3 Getting Images into PhotoDeluxe
Retrieving an Image from My Photos
Opening a File
Connecting to a Digital Camera
Scanning an Image
Using the Free Stuff
II Guided Activities
4 Modifying Images
Rotating, Flipping, and Trimming Images
Using Extensis Instant Fix Tools
Adjusting Image Appearance
Fine-tuning the Image
Restoring and Retouching Photos
Removing Red Eye
Removing Dust, Scratches, and Noise
Adding Text
Applying Special Effects
5 Creating Calendars, Cards, and More
Creating Cards
Creating Calendars
Creating Single-Page Items
Making Labels and Tags
Framing Images
Creating 3D Clip Art
Creating PhotoParades
6 Sharing
Sending Images with E-mail
Creating a Web-based Postcard or Puzzle
Sharing Photos on the Web
Creating Holiday Cards, Tags, and More
III Output
Saving an Image to Disk
To save an image
Exporting to a Different File Format
Creating a Screen Saver
Creating Windows Wallpaper
Transferring an Image to Adobe PageMill
8 Printing Images
Setting up the Page
Previewing Images
Printing Single Images
Printing Multiple Images
Printing Multiple Copies of an Image on a Page
Printing T-shirt Transfers
Adjusting Color Printing
IV Selection Techniques
9 Selection Techniques
Understanding the Selection Tools
Using the Object Selection Tool
Selecting with Basic Shapes
Selecting Polygonal Shapes
Tracing Image Sections
Using the Color Wand
Using the SmartSelect Tool
10 Combining Images
Working with Layers
Isolating Image Elements
Creating Composite Images
Inserting New Image Elements
Rotating and Resizing Images
Swapping Backgrounds
11 Textures and Backgrounds
Creating Stucco Textures
Creating Cloud Textures
Using Other Texture Effects
Using Textures with Text
Creating Textured Backgrounds
Creating Colorized Backgrounds
Using Gradients as Backgrounds
Creating Swirled Backgrounds
Blurring Backgrounds
Curling Photograph Corners
Creating Depth with Shadows
12 Painting
Understanding the Painting Tools
Erasing Image Areas and Effects
Cloning Image Areas
Creating Text Labels
Smudging Artwork
Tracing Image Elements
Colorizing Black and White Images
13 Special Effects & Filters
Creating Edge Effects
Creating Patterns in Images
Creating Distortion Effects
Breaking Up an Image
Rippling Images
Shearing Images
Creating Artistic Effects
Creating Hand-Drawn Effects
14 Correcting Image Problems
Applying Instant Fixes
Fixing Red Eye and Changing Eye Color
Adjusting Image Color
Adjusting Brightness and Contrast Sharpening Images
Removing Dust and Scratches
Fixing Images using Multiple Effects
V Business Edition
15 Business Edition Basics
Installing PhotoDeluxe Business Edition
The Business Edition Interface
Getting Images into PhotoDeluxe Business Edition
Saving and Exporting Images
Printing images
Understanding the Advanced Options
16 Business Projects
Creating Business Cards
Creating Letterhead or Envelopes
Creating Web Elements
Creating Marketing Materials